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in northern virginia where a few vehies got stuck in high water. our team coverage of this wet day continues now with news 4's tracee wilkins in annandale, virginia. >> reporter: here in northern virginia, a big mess with plenty of roads closed throughout the area. here on this road, another example of why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on the inner loop of the beltway, after a tractor trailer jackknifed at the 270 split. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout the morning commute. anwhile, in annandale on woodburn road, a v-dot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to g through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood about two feet on thear side and a foot and a half on the side the driver tried to go through. >> i work right on woodburn road. i haven't been down there, but i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: v-dot crews surveyed flood-prone areas for the possibility of road closures, water ran thr
, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> the storm moved from north carolina to virginia. some folks just had to stop and gaze at the massive waves. now the report from virginia beach. >> reporter: this morning at the virginia beach ocean front, earl was really churning up the surf. the rough seas meant no one was allowed in the water. the pier stretching out into the turbulent owing was holding up strong as ever. choppy it is a got, the pier never wavered. earl did provide a little excitement for sightseers who ventured out in the wind and rain to get a closer look. >> pretty awesome stuff. it really is. >> earl gave jim a break from remodeling homes today. the rock jetty at the beginning of the boardwalk was the spot he chose to come out and get a glimpse of the hurricane. how long have you lived here? >> since' 72. >> reporter: a long time. you've seen a lot of storms. >> yep. >> reporter: what about this one? what do you think? >> this is a baby. it ain't going to do much. >> reporter: it was about 8:30 this morning when we stopped by the inlet, that danger sign saying it all. we're s
night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. cooling down to 65 by 11:00 p.m. our skies will be clearing out this evening. a gorgeous seasonable weekend coming our way and a dra pattern going into next week. we'l talk about that and the fact thatkarl, hurricane karl, just made landfall around mexico. that coming upnd what's going on with igor as it approaches bermuda. >>> we are following a story in silver spring. police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler. a 17-month-old boy was choked to death after getting tangled in a window
. weak cold front came through the area, this one dry, and we need the rain. out of marylan virginia and west virginia maryland, in fact, doing probably the best of all of them until you get to the western portion of the ste. right now, eastern portions of west virginia extremely dry with a third of the state of virginia looking at severely dry onditions around. down through the northern neck and off to the west for parts of the shenandoah. and on up into the north and eastern with west virginia. temperature is at 80 degrees. humidity at 40%. it's been a little bezy. that breeze, while blowing around the ragweed, because the count today is high. it's at 35 grains per cubic mer. it's a little higher than what averages for this time year. temperature will drop to 67 degrees by 11:00 p.m. those clouds we have out there no we'll lose the cloud. the wind diminishes when the sun sets. tomorrow, 61 degrees. that will be a litt lower than we were this morning. look athe rainfall in maryland, 8900th of an inch. affor 28/100 of an inch of rain. our next chance, late late thursday nig into frid
'll have the latest at 5:00. >>> an ashburn virginia man has been charged in connection with six armed robries across fairfax and loudoun counties. they arrested 29-year-old shawn mabry at his moment yesterday. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing
are underway after a massive fire destroyed three northern virginia mes and damaged several others. the blaze broke out on tillett loop in manassas and quickly spread. >> reporter: hot spots kept firefighters busy all night and all morning long. it was huge. i've never seen something so big. >> reporter: kathy kennedy is one of the lucky ones. her home had moderate damage but is salvageable. she was able to escape with her two young children. >> reporter: the neighbors say the fire started in the backyard and possibly on the deck of a home on tillett loop. firefighters say the win caused the fire and flames to jump from house to house. all the homes in the summer lake neighborhood sit close to one another. >> it is very close. it is a house. but the price was right at that time. a disaster. >> reporter: it took dozens of firefighters more than two hours to bring the firender control. three home were destroyed. five others damaged. a few pets in one of theomes didn't survive. >> i noticed several speculative causes and origin have been reported by witnesses. would not put any credence in those
with some opposition within his own party. and at least two of the lawmakers opposing him are from virginia. that's where president obama was. today he visited with a family and health a backyard talk with their neighbors. steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: to try to save his plan to hike taxes on the well off but leave the tes alone for everyone else, president obama pleaded his case in a backyard in fairfax, virginia. >> if we have a tax system that is fair, and helps the middle class, and it also attends to our long term deficit problems -- >> reporter: but the president's polical problems sat a few feet away. >> congressman -- >> reporter: the local house lawmaker is a democrat. but connelly opposes tax hikes on anyone. virginia democratic senator jim webb and at least three more senateemocrats and independent democrat joe lierman oppose the obama plan. as the senate got back to work, that empowered republicans. >> that's why i'm introducing legislation today that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year thanhey are right now. >> reporter: wou
there in west virginia. that's the upper level low pressure system making its way northward very quickly. a few tornado warnings this morning of washington county, allegheny county and maryland. it's ju left with a few clouds right now. rain returns to the area, probably starting wednesday night. 78 degrees right now in sterling, 82 degrees right now in the district. georgetown and folks in largo right now at 81 degrees. you dropped one degree. montgomery county right now 81. we'll see clouds leave the area, 68 degrees, but 11: p.m. we're talking about some more tropical rains getting up into our area. that will come from this system right here, which cou be tropical storm nicole, that will be bringing a lost rain tthe area. for the overnight, the evening, our winds diminish, more of those tropical rains comehis way, we'll talk about the amounts expected for the area, 2 to 3 inchesn top of what we've gotten, and it will be a lot more down south too. all that and more coming newspaper a few. >>> a man in charles unty, mashld was r maryland, was rescued from a deep well at a sewage treatment plan
credibility to decisions being made. >> there is a change in traffic patterns for drivers in northern virginia. two new exit ramps are open as part of the wilson bridge product. officials tell us eventually they should make the commute a lot easier. news 4's megan mcgrath reports on how the change went over this morning. >> reporter: some changes for folks who drive to alexandra. two no raew ramps are open. there are growing pains as a result of th new traffic configuration. we saw congestion this morning as people get used to the new traffic pattern. the first ramp will connect motorists on e interloop with telegraph road in the northbound direction. the second ramp provides direct access from the outer loop of the beltway to eisenhower avenue and will allow driverso go northbound on telegraph road. this is going to cut down on weaving and the merging that's been part of the old trafc configuration. traportation officials say it's going to be safer as a result and, of course, the hope is that it will eventually reduce congestion en everybody gets used to the new pattern. also, the temporary d
drivers coming out of virginia to commit to 270 and then those drivers who are merely take 2g 70 to continue their trip out of virginia. let me show you. this is the pa poen. i promise you the delays are pretty substantial. look at that. nothing is moving on 270 north. obviously so witho lanes open and these lanes do kick back as you might imagine to the capital beltway. it was a very nasty commute a you made your approach. as y can see, inching along painfully slow and the inner loop, by the way, is headed away from the camera here up toward e top of your screens, continue onto 270. and then again as we make the pass, democracy boulevard, it is just"i inching along. unfortunately they're moving the cameras around because it is a live accident. the ramp that comes around is a flyover ramp to continue on the hov lanes to continue northbound ong 270. the best workaround, there's not really a direct one, but 29 working its way through bethesda. but those lays -- excuse me -- those workarounds are not going to last for a very long time because a lot of the driversre going to have the
speech. and the displays are part of that right. >>> today the virginia governor plans toim pose a 2.5% tax on bars and restaurants to replace revenue virginia gets now from its abc stores. there will also be additional fees to wholesalers. the proposal triples the number of establishments that sell liquor in the state to 1,000. licenses would go to the highest bidders. mcdonald's says the minimum bids ensure the state would receive $458 million up front to devote to transportation. licenses could be auctioned in a year and new stories could start to stock their shelves by next september. >>> bp has released its report on what it believes has led to the deadly explosion. bp has taken responsibility about it said that no single company or worker is to blame. j jay zbra in lienew orleans. >> reporter: they've been dispersioning recovery funds. now it fathers company is spreading the blame for the deepwater horizon tragedy. >> there was no single acor inaction that caused the accident. >> reporter: an internal investigation released today cites eight key failures that led to the explosi
and storage in virginia volunteered to move and store her belongings and people call to offer her work and a place to stay. >> i am feeling happy and relieved, the stress. and now 100% is big change. >> d.c. officials say they've offered diaz counsling and services. >>> today on capitol hill, lawmakers presented what they call a disturbing picture of america's egg farm industry. they had serious questions the deplorable conditions found at two iowa farms linked to the summer salmonella outbreak. but as kristen dahlgren reports, the farm's owners were short on answers. >> reporter: it w a hearing that brought high emotion. disrupted by a protest against the entire egg industry. >> your wholeody head to toe is in agony. i was in fetal position for i don't know how long. >> reporter: while victims had plenty to say, theowner of one of the farms at the center of the salmonella outbreak refused to answer questions. >> i respectfully decline to answer the question. >> reporter: the investigation targets iowa's hillendale farms and wright county gs. these pictures are enough to make anyone si
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
in the nation for young people. america's promise alliance put alexandria virginia on the list for its programs that engage children and teens, including the alexandria youth council and the city's mentoring partnership. prince william county is cited for its youth leadership programs and investments in creating safe places for kids to go when they need help. calvert county, maryland made strides to improve its institution. >>> the next couple of days tomorrow, then just beyond is going to feel a lot like july around the area. but this morning no july here, take a look at one of the coolest spots in the area this morning. mt. airy, maryland, the low temperature, 41 degrees. now at 78 degrees with a southwesterly wind. it's that southwest wind that will take hold tomorrow and really allow a lot of cities across the east to warm. the record high for tomorrow is 98 degrees, i do not think it's going to be that hot around here, b it's going to be a lot higher tn the average high of 78 degrees. right now in some of the locations, 79 degrees. capitol hill and shaw. you folks around oxon hill and gree
in the northern areas such as maryland, northern virginia. down to the south, all sunshine. we're going to continue to see more sunshine through evening tonight and into the next couple of days as well. by 9:00, 72 degrees. we will be cooling off fairly rapidly. 67 by 11:00. 59 when you wake up tomorrow morning in the city. most areas will wake up into the low 50s. it is going to be a little bit of a chill in the air. tomorrow, a little more fall-like by 7:00 a.m. plenty of sunshine. the temperatures around 60. tomorrow, just about everybody will stay in the 70s. and as i mentioned, we need to see some rain. when do we get it? i'll show it to you. >> thank you, doug. >>> there is some encouraging news on the jobs market. the labor department said the number people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months. 450,000 first time jobless claims were filed last week. that's a smaller number than analyst a analysts had predict and a possible sign for a recovery. that brings positive news on u.s. export. the dow gained 29.way to. the s&p 500 five points high
right now. we need rain. look at areas of western maryland. eastern west virginia. extremely dry conditions. then coming right through areas of culpeper, rappahannock county, severely dry conditions through northern neck. we need at rain. chantilly, virginia, just over a half inch of rain and close to an inch in thurmont, maryland. 92, the temperature in raleigh, north carona. some warm ai to the south and west. that's because of the warm front. as it comes through the area tomorrow, temperature, folks, will be aÑi little higher and a rainfall from this weather system will not come until we getto very late thursday night. that front dries up as it makes its way eastward. 78, dropping to sfeex your morning, 59 to 64. it is going to be nice tomorrow morning again. 87, the high for tomorrow. again, possible shower late. here's a look at your four-day forecast. no more chae of any rain after that. the weekend is looking dry. we need the rain. getting awfully dry around here. we'll talk more about those satellites. >>ove the cool nights. >> very nice. ot whole lot more. the salahis r
approach toward silver spring. out of virginia, 95, not too bad from the capital beltway toward springfield. it will be heavy as you leave dale city. lanes are op. a little congestion greets you this afternoon. >> all right, thanks. >> we see the adlights. one reason? the cloudy skies. >> we hope they produce some rain. we need some. veronica johnson is in the storm center. >> some of the neighbor getting some rain showers. you saw the overcast skies. the temperatures up to around 90 deees in many neighborhoods. the last time iwas that warm was about a week ago. the temperatures, they are men warm still south and east. over i western maryland, take a look at the maryland temperature. 56. a wide range. as the raincomes through and part of the weather system. 88 degrees in the district and foggy bottom. 89 right now. in ashto and montgomery county, 86. and fairfax county now at 78 degrees. we not only have rain showers coming through the area but some thundershowers. you're looking at those in the far upper portion of your screen through southern baltimore county and around hartford coty. the
through the list, lisa. not on this list, thomas, virginia a walter. a very busy scene for the atlanta. you can see the clouds. there igor moving away up around new england. the clouds skirti around maine. the cold front thugh the area. we've got high pressure moving in and we'll have some dry conditions until we get to about mid-week, thursday. could have a little shower coming through the area. look at the heat here. 98 degrees. right now in memphis, tennessee. 95 degrees in atlanta. some folks down thereand tey have been complaining. the big ridge of high pressure continues for wednesday, thursday and friday. not going to be near the record. our record for wednesday is 98 degrees. very unusual for this time of year, so late in september. the's the cold front that could by the time we get to thursday, bring a brief shower to the area. quite pleasant. we'll go from 73 to 63 degrees. clear skies and again, a very nice overnight period which will mean great viewing for jupiter. i'll be talking more about that coming up. jackets optional. it will be a little on the nippy side. 47 degrees
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